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Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 36-year old Mabinty. She is marred with four children, between the ages of 4 and 13. All of her children currently go to school.

Mabinty sells rice in Waterloo, just outside of the capital Freetown. She started her business 9 years ago. She stopped going to school during the war and could not return to her studies afterwards. Therefore, she decided to start her own business. She works at her business 11 hours per day, 7 days a week. The biggest challenge to her business is the transport and storage of rice.

She requested the loan to purchase more rice and other food stuff for her business. She hopes to improve the living conditions of her family and increase her business. One day, she wants to expand to a bigger wholesale shop and have employees and more clients. She greatly appreciates your support!

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About BRAC Sierra Leone

This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.

BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,344,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Mabinty to purchase more rice and other food stuff for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014